Landscape with Abbey Ruins

Manner of Thomas Girtin,

WAG 979

About this object

This watercolour was at one time thought to have been made by JMW Turner (1775 - 1851) and later his contemporary Thomas Girtin (1775 - 1802). It is now thought to be by an unknown artist working in the style of Girtin.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Manner of Thomas Girtin (British: English, born:18 February 1775, died:9 November 1802)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 23.8 cm x 33 cm
  • Physical description
    A landscape of trees and foliage with brown and biege colouring. A pillar and other architectural ruins can be seen vaguely amongst the undergrowth. There are faint mountains in the distance beneath a cloudy sky.
  • Related people
    Art Fund (Previous owner); British Red Cross Society (Previous owner); Thomas Girtin (Artist/maker); Herbert Percy Horne (Previous owner); Sir Edward Howard Marsh (Previous owner); Ross (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 979
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by the Art Fund in 1916
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Explore related

Publications

  • Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery

    Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens

    Author: Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens
    Publisher: Liverpool Letterpress Limited, Member of the Steel House Press
    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery collection

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Art Fund

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1916
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery in 1916
  • Ross

    Owned from: 1916
    How acquired: Purchased from Christie's on 15/ April 1916, Lot 1272
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • British Red Cross Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1916
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's on 15 Apil 1916, Lot 1272
  • Sir Edward Howard Marsh

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Herbert Percy Horne

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Thomas Girtin 1775-1802 From the Collection of Herbert P. Horne. (written on back of mount)
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Mount; Back
  • Inscription text: Two images (for heraldic sketch and stamp see docket)
    Inscription method: Stamped
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Mount; Back
  • Inscription text: Chapman Bros Picture Framers (label on backboard)
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Backing
Object view = Fine Art
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